Auction 165, Lot 707

"Aegypti Recentior Descriptio [on sheet with] Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1612 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

9 x 12.7 inches
22.9 x 32.3 cm

This is Ortelius' sheet including maps of modern Egypt and Tunis. The sheet has been trimmed, removing the third map on the engraved plate, Natoliae. Alexandria, Cairo, the Pyramids and the Carthage aqueducts appear on the two maps. The map of Carthage also features a variety of ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

References: Van den Broecke #174.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with a coat of arms watermark and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/15/2017